MSNBC’s Joy Reid Is ‘Growing Hope’ in Live Detroit Special

By Mark Joyella 

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MSNBC’s Joy Reid will host a one-hour live special from Detroit on Friday, focusing on the #YesWeCode Hackathon–an effort that will give 100 of the city’s middle schoolers the resources and tools needed to become computer programmers.

“I witnessed firsthand at last year’s My Brother’s Keeper Hackathon that teaching our youth the value of coding enables creativity,” said Reid.

The special, “Growing Hope Live from Detroit,” marks a return to the 2 p.m. hour for Reid, who signed off from her afternoon show “The Reid Report,” in February. It also unites Reid with Van Jones, the CNN commentator who is the founder of #YesWeCode.

Reid has called #YesWeCode “essential to fostering diversity in the tech industry.” Last November, Reid participated in a #YesWeCode event in Philadelphia, and covered the event on “The Reid Report.”